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Mindfulness Exercises for Seniors

Mindfulness Exercises for Seniors

The Chinese character for mindfulness is translated to mean “presence of heart.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founding director of UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness, explains that mindfulness is about “living your life as if it really mattered, moment by moment by...
Preparing Your Home to Become a Caregiver

Preparing Your Home to Become a Caregiver

Making the decision to move an aging parent into your home and becoming a full-time caregiver is life-changing and can cause a great deal of stress for all involved. You will likely have to assist your parent with selling their home and letting go of belongings that...
Fun Outings for Seniors

Fun Outings for Seniors

A sunny day is a great opportunity to take mom or dad on an adventure. The exposure to fresh air and vitamin D is highly beneficial for the brain, bones, and muscles, and can improve an individual’s cognitive function, overall mood, and outlook on life. Socialization...
The Costs of Aging in Place

The Costs of Aging in Place

Are your parents weighing the decision to stay in their own home? A senior’s decision to age in place for as long as they are safely able does not come lightly, for the senior in question or their loved ones. While the choice is ultimately made to maintain a certain...
When to Tap into Life Insurance Benefits

When to Tap into Life Insurance Benefits

Most of us think of life insurance as a benefit we purchase for the family we leave behind, and of course, that’s mostly true. But life insurance policies that offer a cash value option — typically whole life policies whose premiums partially fund accessible reserves...
How to Keep Senior Brains Active and Healthy

How to Keep Senior Brains Active and Healthy

As we move towards retirement, many of us look forward to having more time to devote to the hobbies and activities we love, whether it’s longer days on the links or puttering in the garden. Staying active doing what we love is of course important and something we all...
How to Eat Smart for Heart and Brain

How to Eat Smart for Heart and Brain

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates For advice written thousands of years ago, Hippocrates’ words pose an uncanny connection to today’s heightened awareness around the therapeutic and preventive power of the foods we eat. When it comes...
Tools For Dementia Assessment

Tools For Dementia Assessment

50 million people around the world suffer from some sort of dementia, its most common causes being Alzheimer’s disease and vascular abnormalities. Testing to determine dementia’s specific origins involves a sophisticated process of elimination; there is no single...
Making Senior Homes Safer

Making Senior Homes Safer

No matter how healthy and fit we are as we age or whether we live at home or in a senior living community, once we pass 65 we are unfortunately at greater risk of falling. The CDC estimates that risk at 25%; if we do actually take a tumble, the risk of a second spill...